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Dr. Phil Quotes

Dr Phillip C McGraw

Phil McGraw quotes: tidbits from the super successful TV personality.

“You are your own most important resource for making your life work.  Life rewards positive actions that you take.  Until your knowledge, awareness, insights, and understandings are translated into action, they are of no value.”

“Turning your energy into positive and purposeful actions provides productive results.  What you do makes a difference in the direction of your life.”

“You get what you ask for in this life.  If you ask for nothing, you get nothing.”

“Envision success.  Envision your future.  Don’t focus on the now, focus on the tomorrow and what you’re going to do to ensure your tomorrow plays out the way you want it to go.”

“People that are successful are able to see what success is.  They are able to define it in their mind’s eye.”

“Focus on your future self.  As a result, your mind will be drawn to act out in ways which will give rise to your future self.  You should totally use this to your advantage.”

“Know your goal, make a plan and pull the trigger.”

“Be realistic and truthful about what is working in your life and what isn’t.  Don’t make excuses; make changes that will turn into positive results.”

“You can choose to see your goal with 20/20 accuracy, and when you can see a goal that clearly, you can achieve it.”

“Take the high road.  There’s a lot less traffic up there.”

“You must demand nothing less than the best of yourself and for yourself.  You must tell yourself that it is not wrong to want it all.”

“Do it!  People who succeed don’t just sit and think about what they want to do.  They take meaningful, purposeful, directional action consistently and persistently.  Every step they take puts them toward the outcome they’re looking for.”

“Anyone can do something when they want to do it.  Winners do things losers don’t want to do.  Winners are willing to take a risk.  They’re not reckless, but they’re willing to take a risk.  Really successful people do things when they don’t want to do it.”

“Champions get what they want because they know what they want.  They have a vision that keeps them motivated and efficiently on track.  They see it, feel it, and experience it in their minds and hearts.  What is success for you?  You won’t get there without knowing what it feels and looks like.”

“The universe rewards action.  Successful people take action towards a known outcome.  You can’t think about it.  You have to do it.  And you don’t do it for a week or a month.  You do it until.  Until you get what you want.”

“People that are successful have a strategy from getting where they are to that success.  The difference between goals and dreams is a timeline.  ‘Someday’ is not a day of the week.  You have to work for what you want; not for what you don’t want… and I mean every day.”

“The defining characteristic of every successful person I’ve seen: they have passion.”

“If you don’t have a plan, days turn into weeks, weeks turn into months, months turn into years, and before you know it you’re looking back saying, ‘I should’ve had a plan.'”

“Most choices are driven by immediate results.”

“Sometimes you win and sometimes you learn.”

“Failure is no accident.”

“Be your authentic self.  Your authentic self is who you are when you have no fear of judgment, or before the world starts pushing you around and telling you who you’re supposed to be.  Your fictional self is who you are when you have a social mask on to please everyone else.  Give yourself permission to be your authentic self.”

“This is your life and the clock is ticking.  Don’t wait to make positive changes.  Life is short.  Make positive changes while you still have the time.”

“If you want more, you have to require more from yourself.  You also won’t know when you get there.  Define your goals and make choices along the way to help you reach those goals.  Accept accountability for your life by creating your own experiences.  Understand that you play a role in how your life turns out.”

“I tell you, if you’re in the front row of the parade and you stop walking, pretty soon you’re back in the tuba section.  And if you want to lead the parade you’ve got to keep moving.”

“If you do different, you will have different.  If you begin to require more of yourself, that in and of itself is different.”

“If what you’re doing isn’t working, change it.”

“Take charge of your life and be the driver.  Make your daily objective in managing your life in a way that produces quality and happy results.”

“Trust yourself and trust your abilities.  When things go wrong, trust yourself to fix the issue.  When you are facing obstacles, trust yourself to find a way to overcome the challenges.  When you are hit with failure, trust yourself to get back up and continue.”

“When you make changes in your life, make sure you’re moving toward the things you want.”

“Sometimes you make the right decision, sometimes you make the decision right.”

“Eighty percent of all choices are based on fear.  Most people don’t choose what they want; they choose what they think is safe.”

“In life you have three options with any situation that is a challenge.  Remove yourself from the situation, change it, or accept it.”

“Change can come in either of two important ways: start behaving positively or stop behaving negatively.”

“The difference between winners and losers is that winners do things losers don’t want to do.”

“Leaders inspire.  They aren’t assigned leadership.  They command it.”

“It all begins with you surrounding yourself with the right people.  The good and authentic people.”

“We are what we repeatedly do.  Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”

“If you believe you deserve better, you will create better for yourself.”

“The premise of using positive thoughts, such as inspirational quotes, is designing a strategy to carefully monitor the information you get about yourself, the people you come in contact with, and situations that present themselves in your life.  Accepting misinformation and input from harmful sources is taking a walk down the wrong path.  You can begin the journey to a more positive life by finding meaningful quotes that suit the situations you commonly find yourself in and bringing them to the forefront of your thought process.”

“You can’t change what you don’t acknowledge.  In order to change, you first have to acknowledge the area of your life which requires change.  You cannot be in denial.  Be real with yourself.”

“When you choose the behavior, you choose the consequence.”

“If you are not happy with your past, leave it behind you.  All that is important is your future.  Choose to write your future to be better than your history.”

“Instead of being ashamed of what you’ve been through, be proud of what you have overcome!”

“The most you get is what you ask for.”

“You either get it or you don’t.  Become one of those who get it.”

“Everybody wants more from life, but only a select few are willing to give more in order to get more.”

“If you need a miracle, be a miracle.”

“Sometimes you just got to give yourself what you wish someone else would give you.”

“We teach people how to treat us.”

“Awareness without action is worthless.”

“People who have nothing to hide, hide nothing.  You should be an open book, be transparent.”

“It’s so much easier to tell people what they want to hear instead of what they need to hear.”

“You’re only lonely if you’re not there for you.”

“Loving smart means believing in you, your worth and your value.”

“Self-acceptance was the foundation of the happiest time in your life and it was the engine that powered the train.”

“Life’s managed, not cured.”

“You have got to decide, look, this is who I am; this is my best way to present myself, and I’m going to ride that horse to the finish line.  Not everybody will like it, but that’s okay.”

“You cannot be who and what you are unless you have a lifestyle, both internally and externally, that is designed to support that definition of self.”

“At the end of the day, whether or not those people are comfortable with how you’re living your life doesn’t matter.  What matters is whether you’re comfortable with it.”

“Life’s a marathon, not a sprint.  Pace yourself, the marathon of success is a long one.”

“You have the duty and gift of living.  You don’t have the right to sit on the sidelines.  Use your life and get back into the game.”

“Everybody should have the opportunity to do and be everything they can be.”

“Will you make your life legendary or will you settle for mediocrity?  These are the decisions you need to make.  Regardless of the path you choose, just remember to live it up.”

“When you have the right script for your life, you will always be the star of the show.”

“It’s time for you to claim the happiness that you deserve in your life.”

“Life is not a success-only journey.  You are going to get beat up along the way.  And you’ve got to have the strength of character to get up and get back in the game.”

“Is your path on the right track to reach the success you dream of?”

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